Jan 26, 2015

Hoax call put through to British prime minister

A hoax caller pretending to be a spy chief was put through to British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday, prompting a review of security procedures, a government spokeswoman said. The caller pretended to be the director of Britain’s electronic spy agency GCHQ, Robert ...

U.K. devolves new powers to Scotland

Jan 23, 2015

U.K. devolves new powers to Scotland

The British government began a historic transfer of powers to Scotland on Thursday, keeping a pledge it had given to persuade Scots to reject independence as renewed nationalist support surges. The draft bill, to be enacted after a general election on May 7, will ...

Jan 11, 2015

Cameron's Conservatives vow tough new U.K. strike laws

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party says it will introduce tough strike laws for some public service workers if it wins the general election in May, prompting anger from unions that called the proposals an affront to democracy. Under the Conservatives’ plans announced ...

Students protest education costs in London

Nov 20, 2014

Students protest education costs in London

Police and protesters clashed as several thousand students took to the streets of central London on Wednesday to rally against tuition fees, education cuts and student debt. Riot police tried to push back protesters who stormed the Conservative Party headquarters and tore down metal ...

Nov 14, 2014

'Real possibility' of Britain's EU exit, Major warns

Former Prime Minister John Major on Thursday warned there was a “real possibility” that Britain will leave the European Union in a referendum and called for more immigration controls. Britain “may be poised to leave the European Union,” Major said in a speech in ...